Before I got pregnant with my first, I was weight training. I had a routine, a trainer I loved, and the ability to go whenever I wanted. I loved how it helped me deal with back pain, made my...
As the winter chill settles in, I don’t know about you, but it makes me grumpy. After living in Florida for ten years, the gray days, the bundling up to survive outside, the endless lost gloves, and the piles of...
What are we teaching our children if they think they can get everything they want just because they want it? Forcing our children to share has become a very controversial issue. We are being warned by a previous generation (or...
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Why Am I Awake at 3 a.m.?

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If you’re awake at 3 a.m., give me a call. I’m kidding, of course. We all have periods where we don’t sleep well. It’s normal when the stress response is up to have a fitful night or an early morning awakening....
Maybe not nearly as relaxing as the days before having kids, but going out to eat is still a great family activity. Fairfield County boasts a host of great date night spots, brunch nooks, and family-friendly restaurant locations (even...
A cruise ship.

Which Cruise Should I Choose?

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Are you looking for a vacation away from theme park commotion yet desiring more engaging recreation than a beach retreat? The cruise industry has become a popular method of travel for families, offering unique and convenient ways to discover...
Mood swings, self-confidence, sass, peer pressure, distancing, and independence-seeking. What is the common denominator? The teen years. In our second year of raising a teen, I cringe at how our teen reminds me of myself. Ouch! Sorry, Mom and Dad!...
A tired mom.

I Am Tired

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I am an Aries. I am determined, ambitious, high-energy, yet easygoing. But mostly, I’m an impulsive “yes” girl. In my life at home, as a professional, and even with my kids, there is not much I say no to...
Living with babies and toddlers can be overwhelming when you constantly worry about feeding, napping, changing, and chasing them around. Mommy (or Daddy) and Me classes can be a great source of enrichment for the little ones and a...
A mom laying on the floor playing blocks with her daughters.

Play Time: The Last Mile

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As anyone with kids knows, changes can come slowly, and changes can come fast. Suddenly, your child grows assertive and refuses pants. Suddenly, there is a fever, and the world comes to a halt. Slowly, their teeth come in, and...

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Going Out to Eat with Kids: Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Fairfield County

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Maybe not nearly as relaxing as the days before having kids, but going out to eat is still a great family activity. Fairfield County...